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I wouldn't call Gainsville Central Florida...
Because not everyone can afford Michigan. I went to CMU and svsu. I'm not going 100k + in debt to brag on the Internet about a degree.
I'm also a red wings fan. I never played for them or worked for them. So I guess I have no reason to root for them... Using your logic.
I never said the northernmost tip of Florida lol. I consider Orlando as being in the central Florida region. I know what you mean though..
Yeah, but using some of their fan's logic, you need to be from around the Detroit area (or from the state of Michigan) in order to cheer for the Red Wings.
Yes. I have plenty of friends who act in real life like those on that board. I wouldn't be surprised if I actually knew some of the posters. Oh and hardly any of these people went to MSU.
I was standing outside the bar the other night after the Michigan game the other night and discussing it with several fellow Michigan fans. This state fan comes outside to have a cigarette and immediately interrupts our conversation. He made a snide remark "so you guys all went to Michigan then". Complete douche
I enjoy validating my status as one of your favorite posters.
nope doesnt work that way, if you were a college grad you would realized a difference between attending a school and just a bunch of people paying to watch a game.
This post was edited by gutless247 18 months ago
If you don't understand the difference between college and pro sports, I can't help you.
I'm not playing any of your reindeer games. You know exactly what I'm getting at...MSU's ridiculous rules concerning fandom.
I just don't understand how a fanbase can get off to creating "rules" for fanhood.
You are either a fan or you are not, simple as that.
Go Blue and Go Titans!
It's just a way for them to troll UM fans that aren't students/alumni. Ignore it and it will go away.
This post was edited by y2kMgrad 18 months ago
Isn't over half of every major college football teams fanbase made up of people who didn't graduate from the school?
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EASILY over half if I had to guess.
Yes, even MSU.
I don't think MSU is considered a major college football program. I was actually referring to the big boys. (i.e. Michigan, ND) but if I were to venture to guess I suppose MSU falls under that category also of having the majority of their fanbase not being graduates of the university.
Yes but MSU has a much much smaller fanbase than ND and mich. Michigan has te second biggest fanbase in the entire nation. I forget exactly what nd is, but I have an article saved on my computer that I will post when I get home.
OSU, UM, and ND are 1-2-3, I believe.
There is no way to determine biggest fanbase. That's basically impossible. It would only be accurate if you were to ask every college football fan on planet earth.
I've never understood how people can say who has the biggest fanbase. What can you really base it off of? Ticket sales? Apparel sales? I don't get it.
I will post the article when I get home. The research done was pretty in depth. OSU is #1 by the way.
I mean we all know fhe obvious MSU doesn't come close. Toledo wouldn't. TCU....no.
The MAJOR programs I suppose you could throw into a hat. USC ND Michigan Alabama OSU....to name a few.
Basically, from what I remember, the study was based on a whole bunch of different variables, like # of alumni, television viewership, etc.
I would also throw Texas into that mix of blue bloods with huge fanbases.
Texas and Oklahoma yes I believe they're in there
Yes, Texas has a TON of fans.
By the way, I would imagine that Notre Dame would be the most popular team in college football, but OSU?
I just texted my cousin (Michigan fan) and asked who he thought had the biggest fanbase.
His response: "Whoever has the biggest stadium" lol
If you're talking about the NYT article from about a year ago, I disagree. It makes huge assumptions based on distance from major TV markets and Google search traffic. The methodology was seriously flawed. IMO the three best measures of fan support are TV ratings, ticket sales and merchandise sales and it didn't really incorporate any of those.
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